Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

by Daniel Aristi

In the movie, the scientists wish

They’d be in uniform, and the US Marines actually

Dream of kissing the eggheads, but no one says nothing.


There’s a nuclear device with blood red numbers that

They all fathered in a Manhattan orgy—and R-Mann would say

‘It’s queer’.

Now in the movie there’s only one sweet & sour sergeant Jim left

And a physicist, his glasses cracked, as we approach the finale. And the bomb codes

Are punched, and punched, and punched again like

A good fuck.

They make for a handsome couple.

But they won’t be kissing.